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DIA : BEACON

January through March
Friday - Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April through October
Thursday to Monday - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

November through December
Thursday to Monday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The experience

Located on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon  is just an 80-minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal.  Occupying a former Nabisco box printing factory, the museum is the home for Dia’s collection of art from the 1960’s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Since its opening in 2003, Dia:Beacon has helped transform the City of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination.

In keeping with Dia’s history of single-artist presentations, each gallery was designed specifically for the presentation of one artist’s work.

Examples include Dan Flavin’s series of fluorescent light “monuments to V. Tatlin”; Joseph Beuys’ mixed-media installations such as Fond III/3 (1979) and Fond IV/4 ; Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipses; and Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West, among others.

Dia worked closely with the artist Robert Irwin to design a twenty-first century museum, with nearly 240,000 square feet of gallery space that retained the original character of the building. Dia:Beacon is often referred to as a “daylight museum” because its expansive galleries include nearly 34,000 square feet of skylights – which is an unusual characteristic for an art museum.

Dia:Beacon is part of Dia Art Foundation's constellation of sites.

Museum Days and Hours:
Hours of operation change seasonally. For current hours, as well as more information on the Museum, including group tours, call 845-440-0100 or visit Dia Art Foundation here before your trip.

The deal

  • Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $35.25; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $28; children 12-18, $31.25; children 5-11, $2.00; children under 5, free.
  • Package price from other stations: check for price from your boarding station.

Purchase your package from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Beacon Station) and through WebTicket.

Getting there

Take the Hudson Line to Beacon Station. Walk a short distance to Dia:Beacon. Shuttle bus service from Beacon Station to Dia:Beacon and Main Street Beacon (Monday to Saturday only) is available here. Check here for an


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